1st Edition

Civil Engineering Innovations for Sustainable Communities with Net Zero Targets

    336 Pages 117 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This volume on civil engineering innovations for sustainable communities with net zero targets aligns with the United Nations sustainable development goals in the context of civil engineering innovations. Major topics covered include hydrological alterations under climate change, smart water management, sustainable slope stability solutions, sustainable water management and climate smart agriculture, conservation of wetlands, influence of phase change materials on thermal properties, BIM for sustainable and affordable construction, and so forth.


    • Combines concept of civil engineering and sustainable development for future infrastructures
    • Includes hydrological alterations under climate change impacts
    • Covers prudent fiduciary discipline and effective cost management in the construction of buildings and critical infrastructure
    • Discusses BIM and Cost-effective Sustainable Construction
    • Reviews hybrid Artificial Intelligence in civil infrastructure to attain SDG #9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure) and #11 (sustainable cities and communities)

    This book is aimed at graduate students and researchers in civil engineering, sustainable development, risk management, GIS, and water.


    Section 1: Sustainable Development

    1. Sustainable Communities with Net Zero Targets

    Dr. Sreevalsa Kolathayar, Prof. N Vinod Chandra Menon, Dr. Sreekeshava K S

    2. Attainment of Sustainable Development Goals through Responsible Utilization of

    Resources as Building Materials– A Case Study from Kerala State, South India

    Subha Vishnudas, Lekshmi M. S.

    3. Sustainable Construction Technologies – A way forward

    Keerthana Kirupakaran

    Section 2: Climate Change

    4. Visualization of Ecologically Sensitive Regions at disaggregated levels in the Central

    Western Ghats

    T V Ramachandra*, Tulika Mondal, Paras Negi, Bharath Setturu

    5. Hydrological alterations under climate change: Global-scale challenges and

    opportunities for adaptation and sustainable development

    Rajib Maity                                                                                                                            

    6. Sustainable Water Management and Climate Smart Agriculture for Livelihood and

    Food Security in India

    Manoj P. Samuel, U. Surendran

    7. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Life-Cycle Assessment of Biocomposites from Agro-

    Residues for Sustainable Infrastructure Development and Climate Change Mitigation

    Gaurav Jagtap, Kusum Saini, Vasant Matsagar, Sagnik Dey, Venkatesh Kodur



    Section 3: Critical Infrastructure

    8. Assessment of Renewable Energy Strategies to achieve Net-zero Energy: A potential

    drive towards sustainability in Buildings

    J.S. Sudarsan, Deepak M.D.

    9. Wind and Wave Vulnerability Assessment of Monopile Supported Offshore Wind


    Thottathil Sarathkumar, Muhamed Safeer Pandikkadavath, K. K. Akheel

    10. Identifying the factors affecting users’ safety at bus stops: A step towards improving

    bus ridership

    G. Sethulakshmi, Mithun Mohan

    11. Sustainable Urban Transportation in India: Issue, Challenges & Adaptions

    Jiten Shah, Priyank Trivedi

    Section 4: Sustainable Construction

    12. Applications of Civil Engineering in Disaster Risk Reduction

    Prof. N Vinod Chandra Menon, Dr. Sreevalsa Kolathayar, Dr. Sreekeshava K S

    13. Towards Net Zero Carbon Emissions: Embracing Sustainability in the Construction

    Industry through Recycled Concrete Aggregates

    Jagdish H Godihal

    14. Potential of Agricultural Residues as Sustainable Resources for Civil Engineering


    Narendra Reddy

    15. Mortars for Thin Joint masonry utilizing Recycled materials for Sustainability and


    S M Basutkar, Ashwin M Joshi, Md. Imran Ahmed, Namratha Bharadwaj , M. V. Renukadevi

    16. Environmental Impact of Cement and Flyash Geopolymer as a Sustainable

    Construction Material

    Poonam Shekhawat, Gunwant Sharma, Rao Martand Singh , Jitendra Singh Yadav


    Section 5: Frugal Innovations

    17. Biotechnological approaches for reaching zero waste from agro-food wastes

    G Deepika, Ravi-Kumar Kadeppagari

    18. Need for detailed landslide inventory maps and landslide databases in Indian context

    Minu Treesa Abraham, Neelima Satyam

    19. Monitoring of melt ponds and supra- glacial lakes over Nivlisen Ice shelf, East

    Antarctica using space-borne Multispectral data

    Geetha Priya M, Raghavendra K R, Dhanush S, Rakshita C, Mahesh B, Deva Jefflin A R


    Sreevalsa Kolathayar is Professor In-charge of Institute Innovation Council (IIC) and Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK) Surathkal, India. He pursued M.Tech. from IIT Kanpur, Ph.D. from IISc, and served as International Research Staff at UPC Barcelona Tech Spain. He has authored five books, edited twelve, published over 150 research articles, and holds two patents. He is on the Editorial Board of several International Journals. He is on the roster of two technical committees of ASCE Geo-Institute and is an Expert Member of the Working Groups of BIS CED 39 for three IS codes. Dr. Sreevalsa has eight funded R&D projects and completed over 100 civil engineering consultancy projects. Dr. Sreevalsa's research interests include Earthquake Hazard Assessment, Site Characterization, Liquefaction, Disaster Risk Reduction, Soil Reinforcement, Slope Stabilization, Landslide Mitigation, and Water Geotechnics.

    N. Vinod Chandra Menon has worked as Professor in the Centre for Disaster Management at the Yeshwantrao Chavan Academy of Development Administration (YASHADA), Pune. He has worked in charge of Emergency Preparedness and Response in UNICEF India Country Office in New Delhi. He is currently Adjunct Professor at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India; President of RedR India and Regional Director of Asia of the International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS) Oslo. Prof. Menon has over 37 years of working experience, out of which more than a quarter century has been in the fields of disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, and public policy analysis. He was Member of the High-Powered Committee (HPC) on Disaster Management established by the Government of India in 1999.

    K. S. Sreekeshava is currently working as Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Civil Engineering, Jyothy Institute of Technology, Bengaluru. He obtained Ph.D. from BMS College of Engineering, Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi, in the year 2020. His research interests are in the field of masonry structures, bio-composites, and structural design. He has published more than 30 research articles in reputed journals. He has successfully coordinated funded AICTE-ISTE and AICTE Teaching And Learning (ATAL) Academy Sponsored Faculty Development Programme. He has the honors of life member of ISET, ISTE, ICI, INSC, NICEE, and IAENG. He has successfully completed the research funding grant under competitive research funding scheme initiated under scheme of TEQIP by Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi. Dr. Sreekeshava is the organizing chair of G20 C20 International Conference on Interdisciplinary Approaches in Civil Engineering for Sustainable Development (IACESD 2023).